Pennsylvania Fly / Drain Fly Control
Flies are small and quick-moving pests that can get into your Pennsylvania home or business. The ability of flies to move quickly makes it difficult and often frustrating to get them out once they make their way inside. To protect your home or business from flies in Pennsylvania, you need to learn about the behavior of this pest, take steps for prevention, and find effective treatment options should an infestation occur.
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What are Flies?
The Pennsylvania pest control experts at Viking Pest explain flies are small, winged insects that can be found near trashcans, sources of human food, and around decaying matter such as animal carcasses. Flies spend their time in areas where they have access to food and places that provide the right conditions for laying eggs. Moist environments with decaying matter such as garbage, animal waste, and carcasses are spots where flies often lay eggs.
How to Identify Flies
In Pennsylvania, you are likely to encounter the common housefly in your home or business. Viking Pest’s certified entomologist, Craig explains this pest is about ¼th of an inch long and characterized by four dark stripes on its thorax, two wings, and six legs.
The black fly is also a big problem for home and business owners in Pennsylvania. The black fly is smaller than the housefly coming in at 1/8th of an inch and is often confused with gnats. This pest will swarm around your head in groups and is especially problematic when spending time outdoors.
What Problems Can Flies Cause for Pennsylvania Home and Business Owners?
Flies can spread diseases to humans. These pests come in contact with decaying matter such as animal waste, garbage, and carcasses. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that flies have the potential to spread diseases such as diarrhea, cholera, food poisoning, dysentery, and eye infections to humans.
Even if they don’t cause disease, having flies buzzing around your home or business may be enough to keep people away, fearing it’s unsanitary. Controlling flies is an important part of protecting the people who come into your Pennsylvania home or business.
When are Flies Active in Pennsylvania?
The Pennsylvania pest control experts at Viking Pest explain flies are the most active in Pennsylvania during the spring and summer. Flies can continue to be a nuisance into the fall if the temperatures remain mild. The life cycle of flies includes a metamorphosis from egg to maggot to pupa and then to an adult fly. The fly larva looks nothing like the adult fly that it will eventually become. Flies thrive in the warmer weather and can go from egg to adult in as little as seven days in summer temperatures.
How to Control Flies in Pennsylvania
The most effective option for fly control in Pennsylvania is Integrated Pest Management (IPM). The IPM approach targets the active fly infestation but also gets to the source of your fly problem. IPM eliminates flies that are currently causing you problems and helps to keep them from returning in the future. The best way to get rid of flies in Pennsylvania is to work with the pest control experts at Viking Pest. Viking Pest utilizes Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques using minimal materials to effectively control your fly concerns while keeping your family, pets, and customers in mind at your PA home or business.
Hire Viking Pest to Help Control Flies in Pennsylvania
Viking Pest offers expert treatment designed to effectively and efficiently control and prevent flies from invading your home or business in Pennsylvania. Call Viking today for your FREE and NO OBLIGATION estimate at 1-800-618-2847 or schedule online today!